In this time of unprecedented global crisis, the Oxford Society for International Development’s heart goes out to all members of our university and beyond.
As COVID-19 continues to have a dramatic impact on our way of life, we are hoping to bring some excitement and relief by delivering a range of online events, podcasts and written publications to keep you informed and entertained. OxSID is changing the way it operates so that all our activities will be accessible via our website and social media pages.
We are not, however, going to be any less ambitious with the variety and scope of our activities. We are currently developing content in the form of podcasts, articles, interviews, blogs, videos, and dialogue pages that will be posted online as soon as time allows. We have already published several written pieces from our committee and non-members on our pages.
We would like to assure our followers that in all cases, you will have the opportunity to engage in the conversations hosted on online platforms, to leave comments, and to ask speakers and writers questions, as you would in face-to-face events. We are committed to making our new event formats as accessible as possible, and so we would love to hear from you about what content works best.
We would also like to invite you to pitch a piece via our website portal. We are looking for inspiring content that interrogates the world’s most uncomfortable and pressing issues, and for creative ways of expressing arguments and new ideas. See the ‘Articles & Publications’ section of our website for more details about how to submit your ideas.
Our promise to you, is that we will continue to provide critical and wide-ranging analysis on the most demanding global problems, including and beyond those associated with coronavirus. We will work hard to bring the knowledge and views of experts in the field of international development to you in your home, and in doing so we hope to continue to shed light on the ways in which the international community can and ought to respond to the trials of the 21st Century.
Please stay in touch via our Facebook page, and ensure you sign up to our free mailing list. To become a member please see the membership section of our website. We are very much looking forward to working with you.
Stay safe, stay positive!
Mia Simovic and Louis Kill-Brown
OxSID Co-Presidents, Trinity Term 2020
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